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post #811 of 5128 Old 11-19-2008, 08:07 PM
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6"? Think your calculations are a bit off.
Well if my US tape measure is the same as every other one I own, I think my tire to flair distance is right on buckwheat.

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Well if my US tape measure is the same as every other one I own, I think my tire to flair distance is right on buckwheat.
Any pics, babycakes?
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Well if my US tape measure is the same as every other one I own, I think my tire to flair distance is right on buckwheat.
One thing to consider is there's probably 10 different kinds of flairs that came from the factory alone.
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post #814 of 5128 Old 11-19-2008, 10:04 PM
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I completed the install of my RC 2.5 on the front end last weekend and will do the rear in a week or two when I have time.

I pulled out 2.25 inch spacers and my stock springs with 56K miles on them.

I gained exactly 1.5 inches over my old spring and spacer combo so I figure I had some spring sag going on.

The space between the Rubicon LJ flare and tire now reads exactly 6 inches which is up from the original 4.5.

No pics required... I can read a tape measure too.

The shocks are way better than that Skyjack 7000s they replaced. They are about twice as heavy (more oil I figure) and have a much larger piston.

The ride is already vastly improved.

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Any pics, babycakes?
He is saying 6" from tire to flair, not 6" total lift.....

I don't see whats so impossible about that.
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post #816 of 5128 Old 11-19-2008, 11:58 PM
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quick question on the shocks, whats the rate of travel are they 2-4 in, cuz im thinkin on doin this kit and putin 3/4in or 1 1/4in coil spacers on as well, will i need different shocks?!

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He is saying 6" from tire to flair, not 6" total lift.....

I don't see whats so impossible about that.
If most people here are netting 3.5-4.5" tire to flare (not flair), and he is getting 6", I'm curious to see it with my own eyes.
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OK, which of you guys got the steering stabilizer with the lift kit and is it really worth it? I see they offer two stabilizers; what are the differences and is it worth getting the cheaper of the two? I'm not running huge tyres and I don't think I ever will - I'm on 30" now and probably won't go bigger than 31" - but I PM'ed Jeffery and he still recommended getting the stabilizer.
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I recommend it for two reasons...
First, it is super cheap, since it just came out. I would see the price going up in a few weeks/months. You will barley see any on-road improvement from this contraption, it works hardest when you are off road, and you get into a rut or bounce off a rock that yanks the steering wheel out of your hands, that is what this stabilizer prevents, or slows down.

Second, it just looks more subtle, therefore cooler, in my opinion. Dark Gray vs WHITE. Unless you have a white jeep, then you may be ok with the hydro.

There is a pic of it mounted in my writeup.
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well my stock steering stabilizer was black on my black jeep, and so were my shocks ... i did order the stabilizer along with the shocks, which are all a light grey with red stickers on them .. that being said, i wouldn't say it is more subtle, but yes i would say it looks better .. as for if it works better or not, i don't know, i put everything on in the same day, so i didn't drive it with 33's and the stock stabilizer (likewise i didn't drive on my 30's with the rc stabilizer) .. and i don't know how much space i have between my tire and flare, but i bet if i only had 31's and a 2 or 3 inch body lift with this, im sure it would be over 6 inches. that's something to think about before you start calling people babycakes.

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OK, which of you guys got the steering stabilizer with the lift kit and is it really worth it? I see they offer two stabilizers; what are the differences and is it worth getting the cheaper of the two? I'm not running huge tyres and I don't think I ever will - I'm on 30" now and probably won't go bigger than 31" - but I PM'ed Jeffery and he still recommended getting the stabilizer.
I would get the 2.2 one. My stock stabilizer had a leak in it and would hiss and piss fluid. After installing the new RC one it really cleaned up the feel through the steering wheel.
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Spent about the last hour off and on going through thread and I really like the looks of this kit.

Can anyone with an 03-06 with D44 and a 6 speed comment on vibes (not Rubi's or LJ's)? I've got the MML and BL and it's just nowhere in my budget right now to do an SYE and drive shaft. And I'm picky so even vibes on take off would annoy me into having to do the SYE. But I need some more lift, I stuff my 32's to easily with my 1.75" Skyjacker spacers and BL.

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But I need some more lift, I stuff my 32's to easily with my 1.75" Skyjacker spacers and BL.
You don't need more lift, you need more bumpstop... Take a look here at how to fix your problem:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/hockey-puck-bump-stops-634384/

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You don't need more lift, you need more bumpstop...
I ain't into bumpstops to keep tires out of flares. Tube fender or highlines, yeah but I want room to travel. I want all the up and downtravel I can get. Truthfully I just like the look of plenty of room to move in the fenders.

Tommy R on this forum has one of my favorite Jeeps as far as looks go, he has 4.5 RE coils and a 1" BL for 35's. I think a guy named Camobaby has 4 RC lift and 33's. Those Jeeps just have that look I like. So for my 32's, soon hopefully 33's I just want more room in the fenders. Truthfully when I go to 33's I'll probably go to tube fenders.

So any vibes with this lift on 03-06's with D44's and 6 speeds that aren't Rubi's or LJ's?

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I ain't into bumpstops to keep tires out of flares. Tube fender or highlines, yeah but I want room to travel. I want all the up and downtravel I can get. Truthfully I just like the look of plenty of room to move in the fenders.
If you're just into the look, why not just go with a 3" body lift and be done with it?

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